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Algeria / The Massacres / Protests / Yacoubian Interview #411807

CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 20, 1997
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The constant fear of violence in Algeria introduced.

(Algiers: Robert Moore) The unrest in Algeria between the government and Islamic fundamentalist rebels over the last six years featured; scenes shown from the streets of Algiers to indicate the savagery of the battle in what is called the "triangle of death" and of a women's protest against the disappearance of their men.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with North Africa analyst Mona Yacoubian about the situation in Algeria. [YACOUBIAN - explains the complexity of the Algerian crisis that followed the overturning of the election five years ago and the consequent violent Islamic movement and human rights violations by the government; says a shadowy clan of generals is holding the reins of power in Algeria; notes that government has rebuffed any offer of help from the international community; suggests that the European Union may have a role to play once the human rights situation improves.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Moore, Robert;
Woodruff, Judy

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